Save the Agave: Tequila, Mezcal and the Future of Mexico's Greatest Liquid Export

June 17th, 2017 3:30PM

Mezcal, it’s so hot right now. But can it last? Join Columbia Room Head Bartender JP Fetherston as he dives into the world of agave spirits and describes how they are made, how they reflect terroir better than any other distilled spirit, and how they can continue to sustainably grow as a category in the face of many environmental and human challenges. He will discuss how to use them in cocktails and recount a recent trip to Mexico during which he saw first-hand the diversity of styles and production that characterize these delicious Mexican spirits.

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Big Easy Cocktails: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ‘Em

July 8th, 2017 3:30PM

New Orleans has a long and rich cocktail history that we intend to serve.

No history lesson has ever tasted so good. Join Columbia Room bartender Jake Kenny (a longtime resident of New Orleans) as he describes the history and techniques behind some of the city’s most iconic drinks such as the Sazerac and Ramos Gin Fizz, and tells some tales about the bars, the barkeeps, and the patrons who made them what they are.

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